We took a road trip. Our plan was to buy an RV and go traveling. We decided to stay in budget motels instead. We had a fabulous time over the winter and into the early summer. We were home for a couple of months when we had to call for bed bug removal in NYC. Somewhere on our trip staying at one of the budget motels we picked up the critters and brought them home with us. The experts in bed bugs said they probably came home in our luggage on our clothes. Is that creepy or what?
I was surprised to have bites after we were home and not while on the road. We actually were trying to be careful about that. We brought and washed our own linens. That is probably how they hitched a ride. We would put the dirty linens in a mesh laundry bag, stop at a laundromat, wash them and then put them on the bed at the next hotel. We had five sets so we did laundry once per week.
Now we had the critters in our own bed in our own home. The place that does bed bug removal in NYC assured us that they could eradicate them. However, even after the treatment looked to be a 100 percent success, we had a hard time sleeping in our bed. I would feel itchy just getting ready to go to sleep. We inspected each other’s skin every morning looking for bites.
After none were found for a month or two, we began to relax. However, we did decide to buy a new mattress and box springs for our anniversary. Not that it will make any actual difference, but it will bring some peace of mind. We were due for a new bed anyway. At least that is what we are telling ourselves.